What is a PIT Maneuver and When is it Used?
IOWA -- Read enough stories about police pursuits and you’re bound to find one where the officer uses a “PIT" maneuver. Iowa police recently used one early Tuesday morning to stop a chase, but what exactly are PIT maneuvers and when are they used? The “PIT” of “PIT maneuver” stands for “pursuit intervention technique.” Officers do this by putting the front quarter of their car into the back quarter of the car they're chasing, and then steering into the escaping vehicle.